First Church Alerts

1 “8 Good Things” congregational meeting

It won’t be the usual, (boring) annual meeting this year on Sunday, February 2. Yes, we’ll look at the budget and approve the pastor’s salary (has to be done!), but then we’ll celebrate and sing and praise God together. Please plan to stay after worship that day!

2 Renewed in the world

“Renew: Spiritual Transformation” continues this Sunday in worship with “Renewed in the World” from Romans 13:1-17, “Let everyone be subject to governing authorities…” It’s a challenging passage. The Chancel Choir with help from the Praise Band will offer, “Sing to the King,” and we’ll hear updates on youth ministry from Kristen Elwood.

3 Speaking of Youth Groups

A few things: We’ve got a pancake fundraiser happening on February 16 to support summer camp and the ski trip. Everyone come eat! (2) No high school youth group this Tuesday, January 28. (3) Monarch ski trip info went in the mail today. Watch your mailboxes or have your parents check their email.

4 Goodbye to the playhouse

A huge thanks to Greg Holt who has spent the week demolishing the church playhouse. Unfortunately, vandalism had made the playhouse an eyesore and a safety hazard. We hope to replace it in the spring with a fun, more indestructible play structure.

5 Rule of Life

A rule of life is simply a set of commitments--prayed for and written down--that we follow to honor God and stay on track in our faith and relationships in the midst of our busy lives ( The “class” will take place in February, both in person and via Zoom meeting. It will be flexible to accommodate those busy lives of ours. If you’d like to join Pastor MJ for this experience, please e-mail her at